Matt Pond

Updated 7/1/2013

WEDNESDAY: Snoozin' indie-pop at Triple Rock. Plus: DJs takeover Union rooftop for $K¥LIGHT.

Matt Pond
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Matt Pond

9 p.m. • Triple Rock • 18-plus • $12-$14

A day before Dillinger Four’s three-night July 4th punk-a-thon, excitement levels at Triple Rock will tilt the opposite direction. Matt Pond dropped the “PA” from his stage name, but he’s not dropping off the mellow, acoustic-rooted alt-pop circuit. With his latest, “The Lives Inside the Lines in Your Hand,” the indie lifer is nine albums deep into a career built on skim-milk liveliness and earnest songwriting. Pond’s background-ready indie-pop was well suited for Fox’s mid-2000s teen drama “The O.C.,” where it was featured prominently. Bring on the subtle head nods! Matrimony and locals Joey Ryan & the Inks open. Jay Boller


5 p.m. • Union, 731 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. • free

In honor of Independence Day eve, the party-throwing printmakers behind the new QX Collective are making good use of Union’s retractable glass rooftop. Dubbed $K¥LIGHT, the rooftop dance party features an impressive DJ lineup headlined by Gigamesh, the internationally renowned, Minneapolis-based producer who’s remixed the likes of Lykki Li, Radiohead and Mike Posner, who swapped out the original version of his 2011 hit “Cooler Than Me” for Gigamesh’s version. The bill includes Attitude City vinyl aficionado Jeff Dubois, DJ Bach and Funzen, a new chillwave-centric collab from Anthem Heart’s Ken Hannigan and Josh Sundberg. Ricky Biggs and Upgrayde also perform, plus projections by Visionquest. Jahna Peloquin